This activity will help students understand that people’s perceptions of the world—places, regions, and environments—are constantly changing with new experiences and information. Students will examine Census Bureau data about Los Angeles, and about the rest of California and the United States, to challenge or confirm these perceptions.
The student version of this activity, 7 pages
The following item is part of this activity. The item and its sources appear at the end of this teacher version.
For more information to help you introduce your students to the Census Bureau, read “Census Bureau 101 for Students.” This information sheet can be printed and passed out to your students as well.
Students will understand how people’s perceptions of the world (places, regions, and environments) change with new experiences and information.